web page editing tools compared

List assembled by Blake Nancarrow (blaken@computer-ease.com) of Computer Ease for the Computer Trainers Network (CTN) on 04 May 2000.

introduction
definitions
properties
development speed
learning curve
mobility
HTML knowledge
code size
code quality
spelling checking
site editing
smart transfers
special effects
compatibility
tool cost
overall cost
sites
colophon
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XXX Text editors do not typically offer spelling checking. Certainly you can use a word processor, some cutting and pasting, to check body text except that a word processor may "trip up" on all the HTML tags.

HTML editors and authoring tools not only offer spelling checking but HTML and link checking so to ensure the tags you use are valid.

Spelling checking can be performed, in an authoring environment, across the entire site.